Rui Shi Zhuo

Rui Shi Zhuo (Chinese: 卓汭仕, born 1956) is a Chinese-born Canadian composer. based in British Columbia. He has been commissioned by the Canada Council, and has written music for an animated film. He has been composer-in-residence for the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.

Early life and educationEdit

Rui received his bachelor's degree in music from the Shanghai Conservatory in 1986; he then completed his master's degree in music at the University of British Columbia, where he studied with Keith Hamel and Stephen Chatman.


In 2003 Rui was nominated for a Leo Award for his music written to accompany the National Film Board short The Chinese Violin.[1]

An album of Rui's compositions was released by Artifact Music in 2004.[2]

In 2011 Rui and Dorothy Chang composed the score for the animated film Mountain High River Flow”¦without end.[3] In 2014 he composed music for the BC Chinese Music Ensemble.[4]


  1. ^ "2003 LEO AWARDS OFFICIAL IMDB POST". Leo Awards website.
  2. ^ "Discoveries: Rui Shi Zhuo Compositions" The Whole Note, Volume 10 Issue 3, November 2004.
  3. ^ "The Orchid Ensemble finds mountains of inspiration". Georgia Straight, by Alexander Varty on January 11th, 2011.
  4. ^ "Top 10 best events in Vancouver this week April 24 to May 1". Nancy Lanthier, Vancouver Sun 04.23.2014

Canadian Music Centre biography

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